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19th Ohio Independent Battery Light
19th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the
State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 10, by Ohio
Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of
State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886
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|Nineteenth Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts.,
Joseph C. Shields, Frank Wilson; First Lieuts., William Dustin, Charles
B. Harris; Second Lieuts., Robertson Smith, John N. Estabrook, James W.
Grimshaw. This battery was mustered into service on Sept. 10, 1862, at
Camp Cleveland, to serve for three years. It left in October for
Covington, Ky., where it remained until July, 1863, during which time
not a shot was fired, except in the way of practice. During the siege of
Knoxville it occupied positions on the extreme right of the line, but
was not engaged to any great extent excepting one section which was
stationed at Fort Sanders, and did good execution without the loss of a
man. The battery participated in the East Tennessee campaign of 1863-64
and shared all its hardships. In the spring of 1864 it joined Gen.
Sherman's forces and from Rocky Face ridge to Lovejoy's Station was
engaged in all the fierce battles of the Atlanta campaign. It followed
Hood into Tennessee and in December moved with Gen. Thomas' army, taking
part in the brillant fights, the results of which were the utter defeat
of the Confederate army and its precipitate retirement from before
Nashville. The battery was mustered out on June 27, 1865, at Camp
Cleveland, Ohio, in accordance with orders from the war department.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2